Community supports Kristy Thomson

EMILY Ellis and Amanda Gallagher joined forces on Thursday to raise more than $1,000 for the Kristy Thomson appeal.

The pair are employees at Long Gully Champions IGA and gave their spare time to organise a fundraising barbecue, washing baskets full of donated goods for a raffle and face painter Natalie Newman.

The efforts raised more than $1,000. 

Friends, family and fellow IGA employees joined in to gather support for cause.

"It's something that affects the whole community and we really need to rally behind them and support them," Emily said. 

"Absolutely everything has been donated, we haven't had to pay for anything here," she said.

Kristy Thomson suffered serious spinal injuries when a tree fell in Rosalind Park on December 30. 

The tree claimed the life of Kristy's four-year-old daughter, Patiya May.

Bendigo Community Health Services in partnership with Kristy’s family has launched a public appeal to help Kristy to meet the many costs associated with treatment of her injuries, rehabilitation and ongoing care.

Click here to donate to the appeal

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